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    Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: men 
     
    There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  lies  adversity  dark  fire 
     
    Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: women  kindness 
     
    Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: true 
     
    A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
    — Washington Irving
    The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.
    — Washington Irving
    Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: age  year 
     
    They who drink beer will think beer.
    — Washington Irving
    He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  true  imagination 
     
    The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.
    — Washington Irving
    A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless - for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  soul  ambition 
     
    The literary world is made up of little confederacies, each looking upon its own members as the lights of the universe; and considering all others as mere transient meteors, doomed to soon fall and be forgotten, while its own luminaries are to shine steadily into immortality.
    — Washington Irving
    The Englishman is too apt to neglect the present good in preparing against the possible evil.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: evil  present  neglect 
     
    One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: learning 
     
    There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: comfort  bad 
     
    The love of a mother is never exhausted. It never changes - it never tires - it endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute. In the face of the world's condemnation, a mother's love still lives on.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: live  world  bad  mother 
     
    A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
    — Washington Irving
    Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  lost 
     
    A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  smile 
     
    Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: mind 
     
    Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  fire  charity  christmas 
     
    A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
    — Washington Irving
    There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that trancends all other affections of the heart
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  mother  son 
     
    There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  lies  adversity  dark  true  fire 
     
    There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: power  grief  tears  weakness 
     
    Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: wishes  mind 
     
    It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tendered kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: nature  sky  abundance  ideas 
     
    And if unhappy in her love, her heart is like some fortress that has been captured, and sacked, and abandoned, and left desolate...
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart 
     
    It was the policy of the good old gentleman to make his children feel that home was the happiest place in the world; and I value this delicious home-feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: children  value  child  gift  parent 
     
    Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a ray of brightness over everything; it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of disquietude!
    — Washington Irving
    I sometimes think one of the great blessings we shall enjoy in heaven, will be to receive letters by every post and never be obliged to reply to them.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: blessing  heaven 
     
    I consider a story merely as a frame on which to stretch my materials.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: stories 
     
    Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: mind 
     
    There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: mind 
     
    The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: fail 
     
    Some minds corrode and grow inactive under the loss of personal liberty; others grow morbid and irritable; but it is the nature of the poet to become tender and imaginitive in the loneliness of confinement. He banquets upon the honey of his own thoughts, and, like the captive bird, pours forth his soul in melody.
    — Washington Irving
    A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: dog 
     
    I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!
    — Washington Irving
    tags: emotional 
     
    The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: sorrow  solitude 
     
    He who wins a thousand common hearts is entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero.
    — Washington Irving
    tags: heart  hero 
     
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    washington irving
    Birth    : April 3, 1783
    Death  : November 28, 1859
    Occupation  : Author